Friday, June 27, 2008
"'I fear that the District's policy choice may well be just the first of an unknown number of dominoes to be knocked off the table,' Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in dissent.
It was the most encouraging promise in the day's work."
"The Court Defers To Plain Language," The Washington Times, June 27, 2008
So where does Obama stand on homosexual marriage? Where every other amoral politician stands - he heartily supports civil unions but professes opposition to gay marriage. Of course, nobody - gay or straight - believes him.
McCain Makes Clear Support for CA Marriage Amendment
By David Brody, CBN News
The Brody File has learned that John McCain has sent a statement supporting a California constitutional amendment to the group Protect Marriage trying to get it passed this fall.
Here is what he said on June 25, 2008:
"I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions." (link)
Gay marriage. Gun rights. Fuel crisis. A war being won. How did John McCain get so lucky?
* And we haven't even begun the partial birth abortion debate yet.
"To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies. — Obama spokesman Bill Burton, Oct. 24, 2007""Unabashedly Unprincipled," National Review, June 27, 2008
That was then: Democratic primaries to be won, netroot lefties to be seduced. With all that (and Hillary Clinton) out of the way, Obama now says he’ll vote in favor of the new FISA bill that gives the telecom companies blanket immunity for post-9/11 eavesdropping.
See McDonald, Orlov, et al. v. City of Chicago and Mayor Richard M. Daley.
It's a momentous day. With the Supreme Court's landmark Second Amendment decision this morning in District of Columbia v. Heller, American constitutional law has just gained a newly enforceable, individual liberty. The imposition by the U.S. government of a U.K.-style system of sweeping gun bans and prohibitions on armed self-defense is now off the table. Such laws are a violation of the U.S. Constitution.Violations of a provision in the Bill of Rights that was actually enshrined nearly 220 years ago, but was routinely violated by liberal politicians many times over the last 40.
Officials upset by court decision
... the same officials who - until yesterday - prevented people in Washington D.C. from protecting themselves in their homes, and who presided over a holocaust of murder and violent crime as a direct result.
They - and the criminal element they enabled - have had their day. Let them be upset.